Apr 27, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman poses with first round draft pick Harrison Smith (right) from Notre Dame at Vikings headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Draft: Notre Dame players still on the board

After a good 1st round for Notre Dame players, there were not any Irish selected in the 2nd or 3rd rounds of Friday night’s NFL Draft.

Michael Floyd was chosen 13th by the Arizona Cardinals, who plan on having him line up opposite of Pro-Bowler Larry Fitzgerald. The wide receiver will look to bring his school record statistics into the NFL.

Safety Harrison Smith was Minnesota’s 2nd pick in the Draft (29th overall). The Vikings were desperate for a new face in the backfield of their defense, and hopefully they found that guy in Harrison Smith.

Other Notre Dame players who have been selected so far are Darius Fleming and Robert Blanton, both of whom were slected in the 5th round.

As for 9 other potential Draft picks from South Bend, they haven’t been as lucky. Here’s the list of players who haven’t been picked yet and when I believe they will be drafted, if at all.


Robert Blanton  5th (139th overall)  Minnesota Vikings S 6’0¾” 208
Taylor Dever Undrafted OG 6’5⅜” 298
Steve Filer Undrafted OLB 6’2 237
Darius Fleming  5th (165th overall)  San Fransico 49ers OLB 6’1⅝” 245
Michael Floyd 1st (13th overall) Arizona Cardinals WR 6’2⅝” 220
Gary Gray Undrafted CB 5’10½” 191
Jonas Gray 7th RB 5’10¾” 223
Ethan Johnson Undrafted DE 6’4″ 294
Trevor Robinson Undrafted OG 6’4½” 302
David Ruffer Undrafted K 6’0″ 186
Harrison Smith 1st (29th overall) Minnesota Vikings S 6’1⅞” 213


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